Posted On: July 4, 2014 • Author: Pastor David Bousquet • Category: Articles
Romans 6:18 says, “Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness.” It is important for us all to realize three wonderful truths from the verse today.
First, through Christ we have been given freedom. I Corinthians 15 states that we have attained unto victory through the death of Christ. The price of true freedom is always death. As such, Christ paid the ultimate price for us to achieve the ultimate freedom.
Second, we are freed from sin. It is not only important to realize that we have been freed, but also to realize what we have been freed from. Sin no longer is our master or owner. We have been freed from our slavery, and as such we should rejoice and run from all forms of service to our former master. This means that we should rejoice over freedom, and that we should cling to our Emancipator.
Finally, we need to realize what we have been freed to. Being made free from sin, we then are expected to become the servants of righteousness. It is reasonable that we should dedicate the remaining years of our lives to He who freed us from our slavery. True this results in a new form of “slavery”, however the master is very different as is the service that is expected. Before our freedom we could not do anything righteous, but now we are covered by the holiness of God and are able to share His righteousness with others. Our works now are supposed to serve as a testament to the love of our new Master, and as such provide freedom to others who are still trapped in their slavery to sin.